AC­CORD­ING TO WORTHINGTON

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sea­son and Cian Bol­ger came in and did well on his de­but.

“He was in the wars with a wound just be­low his eye and an an­kle in­jury too.

“But hope­fully he’ll come through OK be­cause I think he could be an im­por­tant player for us.”

Cen­tre back Bol­ger went straight in to the Shrimpers side af­ter sign­ing on loan from Bolton Wan­der­ers on the eve of the game but he was un­able to help them get back to win­ning ways.

They have now taken just four points from the last 18 on of­fer and never looked like trou­bling York.

The Min­ster­men forced vis­it­ing goal­keeper Bent­ley in to a rou­tine save from Ryan Bow­man in the first half be­fore York de­fender Lanre Oye­banjo headed Bol­ger’s cross-field pass just inches past his own post.

In the sec­ond half, City striker Michael Coul­son had a goal­bound ef­fort blocked by Adam Thomp­son as both sides had to set­tle for a point.

But that did not dis­ap­point York boss Nigel Worthington whose side have still not lost at home to Southend since 1987 and cur­rently sit in 11th in the League Two ta­ble.

“I thought we played quite well out there but the teams seemed to can­cel each other out,” said Wor­thing- ton.

“There weren’t that many chances for us in the game.

“I’m still very pleased though be­cause Southend are a strong side so a point isn’t a bad re­sult by any stretch of the imag­i­na­tion.

“It keeps the run we’ve been on go­ing and I thought it was a pos­i­tive af­ter­noon from our point of view.

“But of course it would have been even bet­ter if we had man­aged to go and get the three points.”

STAR MAN ADAM THOMP

SON Southe

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